Finance

Applying for Grants and Awards

#94 How to Attract Massive Publicity by Applying for Grants and Awards

By Tracy Matthews / May 23, 2017

“Fake it ‘til you Make it” I used to say that to my yoga students all of the time when I would teach them arm balances. Guess what, it works! They would believe they could levitate and eventually…

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Where Should I Invest My Money to Grow My Jewelry Business?

#81 Where Should I Invest My Money to Grow My Jewelry Business?

By Tracy Matthews / February 21, 2017

There are three things in life. The things you know, the things you don’t know, and the things you don’t know you don’t know. That last one can get you into serious trouble! It was also me about…

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Fun Financial Planning for Your Jewelry Business with Justin Krane

#71 Fun Financial Planning for Your Jewelry Business with Justin Krane

By Tracy Matthews / December 13, 2016

Who said financial planning has to be a chore? Stressing over a mess of paper is so last year. Well, maybe you can’t get rid of the papers, but, it can totally be fun. I’m serious! I used…

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Incorporating Philanthropy into Your Jewelry Biz

#67 Incorporating Philanthropy into Your Jewelry Biz

By Tracy Matthews / November 14, 2016

How many of you donate to charities or a cause that you’re passionate about? How many of you WANT to donate a percentage of sales or profits to your favorite cause, but aren’t sure where to begin? Raise…

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How To Win A Grant For Your Jewelry Business with Hilary Halstead Scott

#41 How To Win A Grant For Your Jewelry Business with Hilary Halstead Scott

By Tracy Matthews / May 17, 2016

It’s the saddest story in the jewelry industry- A talented designer pulls the plug on their jewelry biz too soon because there’s nobody to come alongside them and teach them the business component of their creative passion. It…

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The Biggest Pricing Mistakes That Cost You Big Time

#40: The Biggest Pricing Mistakes That Cost You Big Time

By Tracy Matthews / May 10, 2016

Let’s go back to school today… Raise your hand if you’ve ever gotten feedback that your jewelry is priced too high or too low. Raise your hand if you aren’t making enough sales because of price resistance that…

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#39 Simple Tips To Understand Your Financial Reports with Mariel Diaz

By Tracy Matthews / May 3, 2016

On today’s episode, we’re talking all about numbers and financial reporting! …Okay, so I probably lost the attention of about half of you with that sentence. Stay with me, today’s subject is critical for you to grasp! I…

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#32 Making a Living As A Jeweler with Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith of SNAG

By Tracy Matthews / March 15, 2016

A big step for most jewelry makers today is going from making jewelry as a form of expression to making jewelry for a living. It can be especially difficult in today’s modern world, with social media and ecommerce.…

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Healthy Cash Flow: The Lifeblood of Your Business

By Sharon Kwon / April 28, 2015

It wasn’t that long ago that I was racking up credit card debt to fund my business.  I got myself into a lot of trouble at one point and that’s why these days, I run my business on…

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Easy Accounting Tips for Jewelry Designers and Makers

By Tracy Matthews / April 8, 2014

Does accounting and bookkeeping in your jewelry business want to make you cringe? I know the feeling! It used to make me totally cringe too but then I started to love to look at my numbers. The time…

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